Big Step: Google Offers 1.3 Lakh Scholarships For Indian Students


New Delhi: To create high skill developers and technology student, Google India now launches scholarship program for Indian students. Google India, in association with technology learning platform Pluralsight and educational institution Udacity, on Thursday announced a new scholarship programme. According to the Google, this scholarship will help train 1.3 lakh developers and students across the country.

In 2015, Google CEO Sundar Pichai had stated that the global Internet search engine giant will train 2 million new android developers in the next three years in India.

Under this new scholarship program, Google is looking forward to provide around 100 thousand scholarships on the Pluralsight technology learning platform and about 30 thousand scholarships on Udacity. With this, the company is basically looking forward to help developers gain access to advanced learning curriculum.

Commenting on Google’s Skilling initiative in India, William Florance Developer Products Group and Skilling Lead of Google India said, “Since we announced our skilling initiative in India, 210,000 students have completed Google developed courses on Udacity, with 117,000 students completing the course this year. To build on this momentum, this scholarship program will make it easy for students and developers to gain the skills they need to be successful in the changing technology landscape.” He further adds, “In the last one year, we have engaged over half a million students and developers across India through a variety of programs and initiatives.”

In partnering with Udacity Google is offering 30 thousand scholarships, and out of which it is going to chose the top 1000 developers who will receive full Nanodegree scholarships. Commenting on the partnership with Google, Ishan Gupta, Managing Director of Udacity India said, “Our collaboration with Google is a major step towards democratizing education in India

On the other hand, Pluralsight reportedly already supports learners from over 150 countries, and with this new scholarship program Pluralsight is trying to skill the Indian developers as well.